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the US Embassy on
November 4, 1979, in
an exhibition at the
site of the former
embassy, in Tehran,
Iran, Saturday. Iran's
two new "Death to
America" songs at
the site of the
former US embassy
in Tehran Saturday
to keep the anti-US
Saturday was a
warm-up to the
main event: A major
the November 4
anniversary of the
takeover in 1979 by
The event is marked
every year with
protests outside the
walls. AP PHOTO
MANILA---Philippine police said
yesterday that they foiled what could
have been a 'disastrous' bombing of a
gas station in the country's volatile
An attendant found a homemade
bomb in a plastic bag that was placed
near a gas pump at a station in General
Santos city late Sunday, regional police
chief Charles Calima Jr. said. The bomb
was made from two mortar rounds and
wired to a cellphone.
Police cordoned off the area and
defused the powerful bomb, Calima
said. CCTV security cameras indicated
that the bomb was left by a man while
his companion asked a cashier to
change his money to smaller bills,
apparently as a way to distract the
attendants. The two men were believed
to have fled later on motorcycles driven
by two other men, Calima said.
With the bomb's discovery, police
"foiled what could have been a very
disastrous incident," a police statement
said. In August, a bomb rigged in a small
van killed eight people and wounded
dozens of others during rush hour in
southern Cotabato city in an attack
blamed on a Muslim rebel faction that
opposes peace talks with the
Philippine police foil bombing at gas station
Egypt s ousted leader Mohammed
Morsi has gone on trial in Cairo, telling
the judge the case is illegitimate as he
He and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood
figures face charges of inciting the killing
of protesters outside the presidential
palace in 2012.
After Morsi s remarks and his refusal
to wear a uniform, the judge adjourned
the trial until 8 January.
He was then flown to Burj al-Arab
prison in Alexandria, state TV said.
There was so much noise and disrup-
tion during what was at times almost a
circus-like hearing that the judge had
to adjourn proceedings twice.
Mohammed Morsi arrived looking
quite relaxed. He waved at supporters
when he came in, he smiled and gave
the four-finger salute (used by his sup-
Almost as soon as the judge began
speaking he began interrupting. He
shouted out repeatedly, even when his
voice was hoarse.
He kept repeating: "This is not a legit-
imate trial, this trial is part of the coup;
the coup itself is a crime."
He interrupted the first session at least
three times before the judge adjourned.
During the second session he inter-
rupted twice saying:
"I am the president, I am the presi-
dent, you have no right to conduct a
trial into presidential matters".
He sat quietly during the first break
in the trial and was surrounded by some
of his fellow defendants, members of
the Brotherhood he has not seen since
he was removed by the military. He
smiled, gesticulated and gave one of
them a bear hug.
Morsi was ousted by the military in
July after protests against his rule.
Earlier, when asked to give his name,
the former president gave a defiant
response, according to reporters inside
"I am Dr Mohammed Morsi, the pres-
ident of the republic. I am Egypt s legit-
imate president. You have no right to
conduct a trial into presidential mat-
The judge twice temporarily halted
proceedings before adjourning the case
I am president
At least 24 people died during a stampede at
an overcrowded church gathering in eastern Nige-
ria, the Red Cross said.
Nineteen women were among the dead at the
stampede in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in
Uke, Anambra state Saturday. Around 100,000
worshippers had gathered for All Souls Day, Red
Cross spokesman Peter Kachi said by telephone.
"There were too many people and the place was
so overcrowded," witness Osmond Okoli told local
station Channels TV.
"We were too compacted so people fell and they
were being pushed on us and then we all began to
shout from the ground."
Religious services gathering several hundred thou-
sand people are common in Nigeria, a country of
around 170 million split roughly evenly between
Christians and Muslims.
Saudi Arabia is rounding up thousands of illegal
migrant workers, after an amnesty introducing
new employment rules expired.
Nearly a million Bangladeshis, Indians, Filipinos,
Nepalis, Pakistanis and Yemenis are estimated to have
left the country in the last three months.
Four million others obtained work permits before
Sunday s deadline. Some 3,000 Indonesian illegal workers
in Jeddah are in detention, awaiting deportation, Indone-
sian officials say. They had gathered under a flyover
with all their belongings, giving themselves up to the
authorities. An estimated nine million migrant workers
in Saudi Arabia---more than half the workforce---fill
manual, clerical, and service jobs.
Saudi Arabia has the Arab world s largest economy,
but the authorities are trying to reduce the 12 per cent
unemployment rate among native Saudis.
The government is carrying out its threat that if any
illegal migrants are left they will be punished by fines,
prison or deportation.
Saudi Arabia rounds
up migrant workers
kills 24 in Nigeria
RIO DE JANEIRO---Brazil s biggest newspaper says
documents obtained from the country s Abin intel-
ligence service show it was spying on personnel
from the Russian and Iranian embassies in Brazil.
Folha de SPaulo says the documents provided details
about 10 operations from 2003 to 2004, under former
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The report says that
personnel from the Russian and Iranian embassies were
followed and photographed. Monday s report follows
recent revelations based on documents leaked by former
National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden that
the United States was monitoring the communications
of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, which led Rousseff
to cancel a planned state visit to Washington DC.
The report said the Brazilian spying was "modest"
and "can in no way be compared with the NSA s sophis-
ticated structure." (AP)
Report: Brazil spied on
Morsi tells judge:
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